Faculty Resources

We’re here to help

Please encourage your students to visit the Writing Desk. Information about hours and appointments can be found here. If you would like to refer a student, please speak to the student or email Bridget (draxler@stolaf.edu).

Syllabi

We invite you to include the following message in your syllabi (feel free to either cut/paste or revise it as you see fit):

Peer tutors at the Writing Desk offer help with any paper, in any class, at any stage of the writing process. You can sign up for an appointment online or drop in to RML 354 or the outer reference room, across from the reference desk/by the IT helpdesk. Tutors are available Sundays 12pm-10pm, Mondays-Thursdays 9am-10pm, and Fridays 9am-5pm. Learn more at http://wp.stolaf.edu/caas/writing-help/.   

Class Visits

Writing Tutors are available to visit the first or last five minutes of your class to introduce themselves, explain what we do, and give students stickers. While these class visits are scheduled for all FYW and Conversations courses, any instructor is welcome to schedule a class visit by emailing Bridget (draxler@stolaf.edu).

Tutor Blasts

If you would like to have writing tutors make a longer visit to your class on a peer review day, we would be happy to schedule a “Tutor Blast” to work with small groups of writers on brainstorming, drafting, or revising essays in class. The tutors can even begin class with a brief crash-course on effective peer review strategies, if you’re interested, before leading small-group peer review.